Position Title: Deacon Coordinator
Direct Supervisor of: N/A
Tier: Implementation Team
Classifications: Non-Exempt, Part-Time
Work Schedule: M & Th 9am-12pm T & W 9am-2pm
Occasional Eve. & Wknds. for events (approx. 2-5 hrs. per wk.; weekday hrs. adjusted when appropriate)
Reports to: Pastor of Formation
Purpose of This Position
The vision of Highland Park Presbyterian Church is to lead all generations to become transformed followers of Jesus, for the flourishing of our city and beyond.
The Care Department seeks to advance that vision through love, relationships & encouragement.
Desired Results/Impact of This Position
- The Deacon Ministry will be adequately supported for event/program coordination & administrative leadership, and the Deacon Leadership Team & Volunteers will be equipped/enabled to meet their ministry goals
- The Pastor of Formation will have their “deacon related” event/program coordination needs met, enabling them to successfully carry out their duties
- The Pastor of Formation will have their “deacon related” administrative needs met, enabling them to successfully carry out their duties
- The Care Dept. will function as a cohesive staff team comprised of individuals fully resourced to ‘play their position’ effectively
Deacon Ministry Support
- Deacon Ministry event coordination (communications, logistical planning, & event set-up, greeting & hosting, volunteer recruitment & organizing, etc.). [Note: these events may often take place on evenings & weekends; supervisor may adjust weekday hours as appropriate in accordance with the guidelines outline in the Personnel Manual.]
- Events include: annual retreats & gatherings, service projects, quarterly diaconate mtgs., Officer Training classes, prayer mtgs., leadership mtgs., deacon-led ‘courses’ & programs such as Re/Engage, Re:Gen, Spiritual Authority Cohort, and Stephen Ministry, etc.
- Other administrative assistance for Deacon Ministry as needed by Formation Pastor
- Administrative assistance (primarily Hub support) for Deacon Service Team leaders
Education, Experience, Skill, Ability Requirements
- Education: Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited collegiate/university institution, at minimum
- Experience: Prior work (whether paid or in a significant volunteer role) in a church or relevant professional / non-profit setting is preferred. Life experiences with grief, fear, anxiety, confusion, joy, & most of all, hope, are also relevant.
- Knowledge and Skills: Strong communication skills, proficient in MS Office, general computer skills, understands the complexities of grief, people skills (empathetic & a good listener)
- Abilities: Physical Abilities – desk and computer work. Oversee the staging of our memorial venues and reception facilities; light event set-up (flowers, preparation of meeting & course materials, occasional shopping trips, etc.)
- Loves Jesus, the people of HP Pres, the city of Dallas and the world
- Acts as an advocate of the culture and vision of HP Pres
- Christian Faith aligned with the beliefs of HP Pres
- Commits to and exhibits the Core Values of HP Pres
- We create value
- We actively grow
- We invest in relationships